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Wall-E (2008) ft. Roger Wolkoff

Updated: Oct 16, 2022


Guest: Roger Wolkoff (Professional Speaker)


Plot Summary: A robot lives an isolated existence doing the same thing day after day has his life altered by another robot; falls in love; and makes an epiphany that changes the course of his life from that moment forward.


*Recognition: AFI Best 2008; Nominated for Best Original Screenplay, Original Score, Original Song, Sound Editing, and Sound Mixing; Won for Best Animated Feature.


What is this movie is about?/Elevator Pitch: Robinson Crusoe with a robot; meta-commentary on environmentalism, man's relationship with AI, and our ability to survive as a species.


Best Performance: John Ratzenberger (John)/Writers (Stanton/Reardon/Docter)/Thomas Newman (Composer)

Best Secondary Performance: Pete Docter (Writer)/Optimism/Animators

Most Charismatic Award: Wall-E/Jeff Garlin (Captain)

Best Scene:

  • Opening

  • Wall-E meets Eve

  • Wall-E shows Eve Hello, Dolly

  • Foreign Contaminant

  • Directive Exchange

  • Chase Sequence

  • Eve saves Wall-E

  • Eve Shocks Wall-E

Favorite Scene: Chase Sequence

Most Indelible Moment: Eve and Wall-E's shock


Best Lines:

Ship's Computer: You will survive. Captain: I don't want to survive, I want to live!


Funniest Line:

Mary: I didn't know we had a pool!


The Stanley Rubric:

Legacy: 7.83

Impact/Significance: 7.83

Novelty: 8.33

Classic-ness: 9.33

Rewatchability: 8.17

Audience Score: 9.2

Total: 50.69


Remaining Questions:

  • If Earth's atmosphere was toxic, how did it fix itself?

  • Where did all of the garbage come from?

  • After 700+ years, what is a regenerative buffet?

  • How did the ship's residents procreate if they never touched each other?

  • How would Wall-E hang on to a rocket through Earth's atmosphere, and then hold on for several years to reach the cruise ship?

  • Were the ship's residents able to recreate life on Earth?

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